I’m excited to announce a new 4-part podcast series that I moderated is being introduced on IDEA’s website and through NEMAcast. I’ve had the good fortune to interview and interact with several E-Biz leaders in the electrical industry for this podcast (an article was also published in NEMA’s ei Magazine). The companies I spoke with, Border States Electric and Cooper Industries, are both 2011 Richard Buzun Award winners. This is a prestigious award provided to only two companies each year for their eBusiness achievements.
In the first segment, representatives from both companies discuss the first step to initiate a successful eBusiness project: grasping the big picture by developing a vision, goals, and determining priorities. I encourage you to listen if you manage any large projects because these tips translate to successful pursuits in most arenas. I certainly learned a lot from each of them.
Podcast 1: Grasping the Big Picture: Developing Vision, Goals and Priorities
• Translating vision and goals to priorities
• Leadership buy-in, bottom-line benefit
• Lessons learned; action steps
Samer Shehadeh, EDI manager, Cooper Industries
Lorraine Mott, Project Leader Electronic Commerce, Cooper Crouse-Hinds
Greg Thrall, Senior VP Operations & IT, BSE
Jason Archbold, Marketing Catalog Supervisor, BSE
Sonia Coleman, moderator
More podcasts to come…